Launch Vehicles Continue to Build Sales Momentum
Saturn and HUMMER Post Sales Gains

DETROIT - General Motors dealers in the United States sold 257,623 new cars and trucks in October, down 23 percent from the same month a year ago. Car sales declined 12 percent and truck sales were off 30 percent.

"Although a slowdown after the record sales of the last several months was expected, October was a difficult month for us and the industry," said Mark LaNeve, GM North America vice president, Vehicle Sales, Service and Marketing. "On a positive note, we continue to see solid sales results for our launch vehicles, indicating that consumers recognize the overall value our products represent. We have committed to consumers that they will receive segment-leading value in every vehicle we manufacture, including industry-leading fuel economy, quality and vehicle features and benefits."

GM's new vehicles continue to post solid sales results. Small sport utility vehicle deliveries in October rose 29 percent with the addition of the Chevrolet HHR and Pontiac Torrent to the category. Torrent sales have improved each month since its August launch, with October sales 15 percent higher than September, despite constrained inventories. HHR continues to bring new customers into the GM family, with about half of HHR buyers trading in non-GM vehicles. A 17 percent sales increase for the new Saturn Vue also contributed to the positive sales results in the small utility category. Saturn sales in October were up 11 percent.

H3, the new mid-size HUMMER, continues to drive record sales for the division and broaden its appeal from a niche brand to a wider audience. About 70 percent of vehicles traded in by H3 buyers are non-GM models. HUMMER sales were up 129 percent compared to year-ago levels.

Pontiac G6 sales continue to build with October deliveries 135 percent greater than year-ago levels. Retail sales in October were up 111.5 percent.

The all-new 2006 Chevrolet Impala also is off to a fast sales start, with strong consumer demand for the Impala SS, with its small-block V8 engine, displacement-on-demand and 28 mpg fuel economy (highway). Impala retail sales in October were up 6 percent.

Cadillac DTS achieved its best sales since its launch, with 5,710 deliveries, a 50 percent improvement over September sales.

Certified Used Vehicles

October sales for all certified GM brands, including GM Certified Used Vehicles, Cadillac Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles, Used Cars from Saturn and Saab Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles, were 43,090 units, down 9 percent from last year. Total year-to-date certified GM sales are 445,555 units, up 1 percent from the same period last year.

GM Certified Used Vehicles, the industry's top-selling manufacturer-certified used brand, posted sales of 37,765 units, down 7 percent from the previous October. Year-to-date sales for GM Certified Used Vehicles are 379,534 units, up 3 percent from the same period in 2004.

Cadillac Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles posted October sales of 2,817 units, down 15 percent from last October. Cadillac Certified year-to-date sales are up 8.5 percent. Used Cars from Saturn in October sold 1,901 units, down 32 percent. Saab Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles sold 607 units, down nearly 14 percent.

"October was a challenging month, but GM Certified Used Vehicles continues to lead all manufacturers in the category," LaNeve said. "Calendar year-to-date sales are 3 percent ahead of last year's record performance. Looking ahead, we're confident that GM Certified will continue to set the pace for the certified segment for the remainder of the year."

GM North America Reports October 2005 Production; 2005 Fourth-Quarter Production Forecast Remains Unchanged

In October, GM North America produced 489,000 vehicles (174,000 cars and 315,000 trucks). This is up 36,000 units or 8 percent from October 2004, when the region produced 453,000 vehicles (159,000 cars and 294,000 trucks). Production totals include joint venture production of 29,000 vehicles in October 2005 and 23,000 vehicles in October 2004.

The region's 2005 fourth-quarter production forecast remains unchanged at 1.3 million vehicles (480,000 cars and 820,000 trucks). In the fourth quarter of 2004, the region produced 1.277 million vehicles (466,000 cars and 811,000 trucks).

GM also announced revised 2005 fourth-quarter production forecasts for its international regions:

GM Europe - GM Europe's revised 2005 fourth-quarter production forecast is 449,000 vehicles, down 9,000 units from last month's guidance. In the fourth quarter of 2004, GM Europe built 442,000 vehicles.

GM Asia Pacific - GM Asia Pacific's revised 2005 fourth-quarter production forecast is 446,000 vehicles, down 1,000 units from last month's guidance. In the fourth quarter of 2004, the region built 386,000 vehicles.

GM Latin America, Africa and the Middle East - The region's revised 2005 fourth-quarter production estimate is 190,000 vehicles, down 2,000 units from last month's guidance. In the fourth quarter of 2004, the region built 200,000 vehicles.

General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM), the world's largest automaker, has been the global industry sales leader since 1931. Founded in 1908, GM today employs about 325,000 people around the world. It has manufacturing operations in 32 countriesand its vehicles are sold in200 countries. In 2004, GM sold nearly 9 millioncars and trucks globally, up 4 percent and the second-highest total in the company's history.GM's global headquarters are at the GM Renaissance Center in Detroit. More information on GM can be found at  www.gm.com.

Note: GM sales and production results are available on GM Media OnLine at http://media.gm.com by clicking on News, then Sales/Production. In this press release and related comments by General Motors management, our use of the words "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "forecast," "objective," "plan," "goal" and similar expressions is intended to identify forward looking statements. While these statements represent our current judgment on what the future may hold, and we believe these judgments are reasonable, actual results may differ materially due to numerous important factors that are described in GM's most recent report on SEC Form 10-K (at page II-20) which may be revised or supplemented in subsequent reports on SEC Forms 10-Q and 8-K. Such factors include, among others, the following: changes in economic conditions, currency exchange rates or political stability; shortages of fuel, labor strikes or work stoppages; market acceptance of the corporation's new products; significant changes in the competitive environment; changes in laws, regulations and tax rates; and, the ability of the corporation to achieve reductions in cost and employment levels to realize production efficiencies and implement capital expenditures at levels and times planned by management.

 

October

Calendar Year-to-Date
January - October

Curr S/D:26

2005

2004

% Chg
per S/D

2005

2004

%Chg

Prev S/D:27

Vehicle Total

257,623

346,058

-22.7

3,844,402

3,966,364

-3.1

Car Total

114,665

135,062

-11.8

1,500,872

1,603,713

-6.4

Truck Total

142,958

210,996

-29.6

2,343,530

2,362,651

-0.8

Light Truck Total

138,882

207,135

-30.4

2,292,117

2,323,215

-1.3

Light Vehicle Total

253,547

342,197

-23.1

3,792,989

3,926,928

-3.4

Market Division Vehicle Total

Buick

13,462

17,702

-21.0

244,078

266,881

-8.5

Cadillac

14,917

19,147

-19.1

197,717

188,592

4.8

Chevrolet

152,094

208,274

-24.2

2,272,218

2,316,471

-1.9

GMC

24,258

45,111

-44.2

486,859

502,837

-3.2

HUMMER

5,640

2,554

129.3

42,657

22,838

86.8

Oldsmobile

55

630

-90.9

1,756

27,848

-93.7

Other - Isuzu

1,125

1,119

4.4

11,977

11,717

2.2

Pontiac

28,565

33,056

-10.3

369,831

410,862

-10.0

Saab

1,340

3,371

-58.7

33,486

32,286

3.7

Saturn

16,167

15,094

11.2

183,823

186,032

-1.2

Sales of Domestically Produced Vehicles

Car

106,928

125,158

-11.3

1,397,837

1,518,377

-7.9

Light Truck

138,882

207,135

-30.4

2,292,117

2,323,215

-1.3

Twenty-six selling days for the October period this year and twenty-seven for last year.

 

2-1P
GM Car Deliveries - (United States)
October 2005

 

October

Calendar Year-to-Date
January - October

2005

2004

%Chg
per S/D

2005

2004

%Chg

Selling Days (S/D)

26

27

       

Century

58

2,264

-97.3

6,412

63,808

-90.0

LaCrosse

5,161

619

765.8

79,159

619

***.*

LeSabre

1,321

7,607

-82.0

72,960

101,791

-28.3

Lucerne

285

0

***.*

285

0

***.*

Park Avenue

21

938

-97.7

2,134

15,749

-86.4

Regal

6

337

-98.2

588

13,193

-95.5

Buick Total

6,852

11,765

-39.5

161,538

195,160

-17.2

CTS

3,524

3,798

-3.6

50,427

46,862

7.6

DeVille

250

5,024

-94.8

38,179

57,514

-33.6

DTS

5,710

0

***.*

13,579

0

***.*

Eldorado

0

0

***.*

0

7

***.*

Seville

1

162

-99.4

135

3,225

-95.8

STS

1,819

2,308

-18.2

28,367

3,542

700.9

XLR

175

320

-43.2

3,276

3,067

6.8

Cadillac Total

11,479

11,612

2.7

133,963

114,217

17.3

Aveo

5,864

5,275

15.4

61,089

43,563

40.2

Camaro

0

0

***.*

0

127

***.*

Cavalier

167

9,273

-98.1

18,742

172,554

-89.1

Classic

1

5,809

***.*

42,353

79,473

-46.7

Cobalt

16,001

0

***.*

182,332

0

***.*

Corvette

2,981

2,607

18.7

26,061

30,259

-13.9

Impala

18,959

22,939

-14.2

201,238

242,391

-17.0

Malibu

12,338

17,221

-25.6

175,229

144,558

21.2

Monte Carlo

4,719

4,411

11.1

27,563

48,723

-43.4

Prizm

0

0

***.*

0

5

***.*

SSR

353

707

-48.2

7,096

7,947

-10.7

Chevrolet Total

61,383

68,242

-6.6

741,703

769,600

-3.6

Alero

49

321

-84.1

1,300

19,425

-93.3

Aurora

0

5

***.*

18

198

-90.9

Intrigue

0

0

***.*

0

55

***.*

Oldsmobile Total

49

326

-84.4

1,318

19,678

-93.3

Bonneville

295

1,842

-83.4

9,466

27,222

-65.2

Firebird

0

0

***.*

0

109

***.*

G6

9,440

4,167

135.3

98,027

5,091

***.*

Grand Am

219

7,119

-96.8

31,287

127,332

-75.4

Grand Prix

10,376

10,673

1.0

106,313

112,707

-5.7

GTO

605

1,258

-50.1

10,018

9,487

5.6

Solstice

807

0

***.*

1,488

0

***.*

Sunfire

545

1,804

-68.6

24,366

29,367

-17.0

Vibe

2,876

3,811

-21.6

57,393

51,340

11.8

Pontiac Total

25,163

30,674

-14.8

338,358

362,655

-6.7

9-2X

15

334

-95.3

5,815

1,060

448.6

9-3

1,051

2,356

-53.7

20,599

23,278

-11.5

9-5

202

681

-69.2

5,514

7,948

-30.6

Saab Total

1,268

3,371

-60.9

31,928

32,286

-1.1

ION

8,451

8,269

6.1

87,046

92,105

-5.5

Saturn L Series

20

803

-97.4

5,018

18,012

-72.1

Saturn S Series

0

0

***.*

0

0

***.*

Saturn Total

8,471

9,072

-3.0

92,064

110,117

-16.4

GM Total

114,665

135,062

-11.8

1,500,872

1,603,713

-6.4

GM Car Deliveries by Production Source

GM North America *

106,928

125,158

-11.3

1,397,837

1,518,377

-7.9

GM Import

7,737

9,904

-18.9

103,035

85,336

20.7

GM Total

114,665

135,062

-11.8

1,500,872

1,603,713

-6.4

GM Car Deliveries by Production Source and Marketing Division

Buick Total

6,852

11,765

-39.5

161,538

195,160

-17.2

Cadillac Total

11,479

11,612

2.7

133,963

114,217

17.3

Chevrolet Total

55,519

62,967

-8.4

680,614

726,037

-6.3

Oldsmobile Total

49

326

-84.4

1,318

19,678

-93.3

Pontiac Total

24,558

29,416

-13.3

328,340

353,168

-7.0

Saturn Total

8,471

9,072

-3.0

92,064

110,117

-16.4

GM North America Total*

106,928

125,158

-11.3

1,397,837

1,518,377

-7.9

 

Chevrolet Total

5,864

5,275

15.4

61,089

43,563

40.2

Pontiac Total

605

1,258

-50.1

10,018

9,487

5.6

Saab Total

1,268

3,371

-60.9

31,928

32,286

-1.1

GM Import Total

7,737

9,904

-18.9

103,035

85,336

20.7

GM Vehicle Deliveries by Marketing Division

Buick Total

13,462

17,702

-21.0

244,078

266,881

-8.5

Cadillac Total

14,917

19,147

-19.1

197,717

188,592

4.8

Chevrolet Total

152,094

208,274

-24.2

2,272,218

2,316,471

-1.9

GMC Total

24,258

45,111

-44.2

486,859

502,837

-3.2

HUMMER Total

5,640

2,554

129.3

42,657

22,838

86.8

Oldsmobile Total

55

630

-90.9

1,756

27,848

-93.7

Other-Isuzu Total

1,125

1,119

4.4

11,977

11,717

2.2

Pontiac Total

28,565

33,056

-10.3

369,831

410,862

-10.0

Saab Total

1,340

3,371

-58.7

33,486

32,286

3.7

Saturn Total

16,167

15,094

11.2

183,823

186,032

-1.2

GM Total

257,623

346,058

-22.7

3,844,402

3,966,364

-3.1

* Includes US/Canada/Mexico

 

3-1P
GM Truck Deliveries - (United States)
October 2005

 

October

Calendar Year-to-Date
January - October

2005

2004

% Chg
per S/D

2005

2004

%Chg

Selling Days (S/D)

26

27

       

Rainier

724

1,922

-60.9

13,429

19,802

-32.2

Rendezvous

4,559

4,011

18.0

51,496

51,915

-0.8

Terraza

1,327

4

***.*

17,615

4

***.*

Total Buick

6,610

5,937

15.6

82,540

71,721

15.1

Escalade

1,504

2,947

-47.0

25,814

29,745

-13.2

Escalade ESV

513

1,317

-59.5

11,507

12,421

-7.4

Escalade EXT

297

752

-59.0

6,869

8,031

-14.5

SRX

1,124

2,519

-53.7

19,564

24,178

-19.1

Total Cadillac

3,438

7,535

-52.6

63,754

74,375

-14.3

Astro

495

2,568

-80.0

18,641

28,183

-33.9

C/K Suburban(Chevy)

4,237

8,928

-50.7

74,310

98,676

-24.7

Chevy C/T Series

24

26

-4.1

216

312

-30.8

Chevy W Series

203

292

-27.8

2,285

2,159

5.8

Colorado

6,132

10,917

-41.7

113,062

96,110

17.6

Equinox

6,094

10,367

-39.0

113,651

61,374

85.2

Express Cutaway/G Cut

1,386

2,079

-30.8

16,092

17,372

-7.4

Express Panel/G Van

5,561

4,906

17.7

72,428

60,292

20.1

Express/G Sportvan

1,038

1,448

-25.6

17,190

15,802

8.8

HHR

6,594

0

***.*

25,370

0

***.*

Kodiak 4/5 Series

829

826

4.2

8,877

7,114

24.8

Kodiak 6/7/8 Series

272

220

28.4

3,580

2,850

25.6

S/T Blazer

82

1,182

-92.8

4,793

31,271

-84.7

S/T Pickup

0

182

***.*

148

9,816

-98.5

Tahoe

6,347

12,966

-49.2

129,549

159,520

-18.8

Tracker

4

631

-99.3

472

14,321

-96.7

TrailBlazer

13,910

26,489

-45.5

204,874

234,344

-12.6

Uplander

5,642

32

***.*

63,348

32

***.*

Venture

92

2,162

-95.6

6,872

62,912

-89.1

Avalanche

2,469

5,715

-55.1

55,179

69,404

-20.5

Silverado-C/K Pickup

29,300

48,096

-36.7

599,578

575,007

4.3

Chevrolet Fullsize Pickups

31,769

53,811

-38.7

654,757

644,411

1.6

Chevrolet Total

90,711

140,032

-32.7

1,530,515

1,546,871

-1.1

Canyon

1,790

2,780

-33.1

30,857

21,634

42.6

Envoy

5,469

11,185

-49.2

93,714

116,750

-19.7

GMC C/T Series

16

11

51.0

172

348

-50.6

GMC W Series

377

482

-18.8

5,169

4,426

16.8

Safari (GMC)

73

858

-91.2

3,287

7,028

-53.2

Savana Panel/G Classic

1,279

1,392

-4.6

17,876

16,556

8.0

Savana Special/G Cut

319

390

-15.1

10,693

16,225

-34.1

Savana/Rally

140

170

-14.5

1,850

2,053

-9.9

Sierra

9,003

15,744

-40.6

196,374

176,679

11.1

Sonoma

0

87

***.*

66

3,212

-97.9

Topkick 4/5 Series

680

490

44.1

12,721

5,068

151.0

Topkick 6/7/8 Series

550

395

44.6

6,416

5,442

17.9

Yukon

2,612

5,928

-54.2

62,806

73,989

-15.1

Yukon XL

1,950

5,199

-61.1

44,858

53,427

-16.0

GMC Total

24,258

45,111

-44.2

486,859

502,837

-3.2

HUMMER H1

21

25

-12.8

312

365

-14.5

HUMMER H2

1,158

2,529

-52.5

19,594

22,473

-12.8

HUMMER H3

4,461

0

***.*

22,751

0

***.*

HUMMER Total

5,640

2,554

129.3

42,657

22,838

86.8

Bravada

5

115

-95.5

306

1,852

-83.5

Silhouette

1

189

-99.5

132

6,318

-97.9

Oldsmobile Total

6

304

-98.0

438

8,170

-94.6

Other-Isuzu F Series

108

93

20.6

1,059

1,030

2.8

Other-Isuzu H Series

8

0

***.*

47

0

***.*

Other-Isuzu N Series

1,009

1,026

2.1

10,871

10,687

1.7

Other-Isuzu Total

1,125

1,119

4.4

11,977

11,717

2.2

Aztek

147

1,266

-87.9

4,733

18,167

-73.9

Montana

98

1,109

-90.8

3,540

30,033

-88.2

Montana SV6

1,478

7

***.*

19,259

7

***.*

Torrent

1,679

0

***.*

3,941

0

***.*

Pontiac Total

3,402

2,382

48.3

31,473

48,207

-34.7

9-7X

72

0

***.*

1,558

0

***.*

Saab Total

72

0

***.*

1,558

0

***.*

Relay

941

0

***.*

14,042

0

***.*

VUE

6,755

6,022

16.5

77,717

75,915

2.4

Saturn Total

7,696

6,022

32.7

91,759

75,915

20.9

GM Total

142,958

210,996

-29.6

2,343,530

2,362,651

-0.8

GM TRUCK Deliveries by Production Source

GM North America *

141,598

209,596

-29.8

2,327,965

2,348,088

-0.9

GM Import

1,360

1,400

0.9

15,565

14,563

6.9

GM Total

142,958

210,996

-29.6

2,343,530

2,362,651

-0.8

GM Light Duty Truck Deliveries by Production Source

GM North America *

138,882

207,135

-30.4

2,292,117

2,323,215

-1.3

GM Import

0

0

***.*

0

0

***.*

GM Total

138,882

207,135

-30.4

2,292,117

2,323,215

-1.3

GM TRUCK Deliveries by Production Source and Marketing Division

Buick Total

6,610

5,937

15.6

82,540

71,721

15.1

Cadillac Total

3,438

7,535

-52.6

63,754

74,375

-14.3

Chevrolet Total

90,558

139,908

-32.8

1,528,854

1,545,599

-1.1

GMC Total

23,963

44,726

-44.4

482,506

499,205

-3.3

HUMMER Total

5,640

2,554

129.3

42,657

22,838

86.8

Oldsmobile Total

6

304

-98.0

438

8,170

-94.6

Other-Isuzu Total

213

228

-3.0

2,426

2,058

17.9

Pontiac Total

3,402

2,382

48.3

31,473

48,207

-34.7

Saab Total

72

0

***.*

1,558

0

***.*

Saturn Total

7,696

6,022

32.7

91,759

75,915

20.9

GM North America Total*

141,598

209,596

-29.8

2,327,965

2,348,088

-0.9

Chevrolet Total

153

124

28.1

1,661

1,272

30.6

GMC Total

295

385

-20.4

4,353

3,632

19.9

Other-Isuzu Total

912

891

6.3

9,551

9,659

-1.1

GM Import Total

1,360

1,400

0.9

15,565

14,563

6.9

GM Light Truck Deliveries by Production Source and Marketing Division

Buick Total

6,610

5,937

15.6

82,540

71,721

15.1

Cadillac Total

3,438

7,535

-52.6

63,754

74,375

-14.3

Chevrolet Total

89,383

138,668

-33.1

1,515,557

1,534,436

-1.2

GMC Total

22,635

43,733

-46.3

462,381

487,553

-5.2

HUMMER Total

5,640

2,554

129.3

42,657

22,838

86.8

Oldsmobile Total

6

304

-98.0

438

8,170

-94.6

Pontiac Total

3,402

2,382

48.3

31,473

48,207

-34.7

Saab Total

72

0

***.*

1,558

0

***.*

Saturn Total

7,696

6,022

32.7

91,759

75,915

20.9

GM North America Total*

138,882

207,135

-30.4

2,292,117

2,323,215

-1.3

GM Light Truck Deliveries by Marketing Division

Buick Total

6,610

5,937

15.6

82,540

71,721

15.1

Cadillac Total

3,438

7,535

-52.6

63,754

74,375

-14.3

Chevrolet Total

89,383

138,668

-33.1

1,515,557

1,534,436

-1.2

GMC Total

22,635

43,733

-46.3

462,381

487,553

-5.2

HUMMER Total

5,640

2,554

129.3

42,657

22,838

86.8

Oldsmobile Total

6

304

-98.0

438

8,170

-94.6

Pontiac Total

3,402

2,382

48.3

31,473

48,207

-34.7

Saab Total

72

0

***.*

1,558

0

***.*

Saturn Total

7,696

6,022

32.7

91,759

75,915

20.9

GM Total

138,882

207,135

-30.4

2,292,117

2,323,215

-1.3

* Includes US/Canada/Mexico